Captain Donald Lewis Astley Cooper was born on 26 December 1920.
He was the son of Colonel Clifton Graham Astley Cooper and Ida Margaret Mary Forbes.
He died on 4th January 1951 at age 30 in Korea, killed in action.
He was commissioned into the 8th Hussar during the Second World War. And served as a troop leader in North-West Europe.
In Korea, he commanded the 8th Hussars Reconnaissance Troop. During December 50 and January 51, he commanded Cooper Force which consisted of 8th Hussar and Royal Artillery Cromwell Tanks and Carriers of the Ulster Rifles.